How to Create an Oval Picture Frame in PaintShop Pro

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How to Create an Oval Picture Frame in PaintShop Pro
An oval picture frame can enhance a photo. It can be easily created in PaintShop Pro. (Cute Victorian style oval frame image by Stacey Alexander from

PaintShop Pro is a graphics program renowned for its ease of use. One feature in PaintShop Pro is frames and adding them to an image is straightforward. The frame will even adjust to the shape of your image. Also, if your image is in grayscale, the frame will automatically adjust to grayscale, too.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Open PaintShop Pro. Click on "File," then "Open." Select a colour image with even sides on your computer.

  2. 2

    Go next to "Image" in the PaintShop Pro file menu, then scroll down to "Picture Frame." Click on "Picture Frame" and the picture frame wizard will appear. A list of frames will be displayed alphabetically, with "Abstract Oval" the first frame on the list. Scroll down to "Pine Oval" and select this frame.

  3. 3

    Click on the "Next" button. You will see options for your background colour. Leave the default white colour and click "Next." Choose "Frame outside of the image" rather than the "Frame inside of the image" option. Click "Finish."

  4. 4

    Select "Effects," then "Geometric Effects." Click "Pinch." In "% Effect," enter 10. Click "OK."

  5. 5

    Choose "File," then "Save As". Save your file as a JPEG. Name your file and choose a folder to save it to. Click "Save." You will get a message saying that the "saved file will be limited to a merged image." Click "Yes."

Tips and warnings

  • There are many effects in PaintShop Pro that can be used on the frame, but they will not change the image inside of the frame.
  • The frames in PaintShop Pro do automatically adjust to any image upon use, but this can be problematic. The default "Frame inside of the image" option in picture frame wizard can sometimes obscure much of an image. Selecting the "Frame outside of the image" option will solve this problem.

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